HALIFAX – Police in the Halifax area say they responded to five unfounded bomb threats within about an hour early Sunday.
The RCMP say they received a call at about 1:30 a.m. from an anonymous male who claimed he was in the parking lot of a sports facility in Cole Harbour with bombs and a hunting rifle.
Shortly after 2 a.m., the RCMP office received an automated phone message from an anonymous person indicating there was a bomb at Halifax Stanfield International Airport.
Around the same time, Dalhousie University received a threatening automated phone message, and while police were investigating that, nearby Saint Mary’s University also received a bomb threat from an anonymous person.
Seven minutes later, Halifax Regional Police received reports of a bomb threat against a downtown Halifax library.
Nothing suspicious was found in any case.
School districts in four Canadian provinces and territories received unfounded bomb threats last week, with one faxed threat in Prince Edward Island prompting a province-wide evacuation of public schools and colleges.
There were also threats made against schools in Nova Scotia, Winnipeg and Nunavut.